Addictions potentially serve to soothe the emotional edges created by a consistently agitating experience of life. Usually we are not aware of these underlying. . .
At the root of active addiction lies the idea that comfort will be experienced through ongoing exposure to that to which we are addicted. Even when we have. . .
It is very important to keep in mind that a life in recovery from addiction is not one of perfection. Very often, addictive behaviors represent an unconscious attempt. . .
Successful recovery from addiction can be viewed from the perspective of consciousness. Initially, recovery may emphasize abstinence, and while. . .
The motivation to make changes that are strong enough to successfully challenge addictive patterns has to come from somewhere. And often, this level of. . .
The transition from addiction to recovery is an inside job. In many ways, the process of active addiction is too. In our addiction, we are using a substance or. . .
Beyond just the pursuit of physical abstinence, recovery from addiction is marked by a developing change in perspective. It is a process of. . .
Our experience of the world is primarily a subjective one dictated by what we experience in our inner world at any given point in time. It is actually. . .
The process of active addiction is necessarily a journey away from our true selves. Addiction is the process of distraction and protection from the painful parts of. . .
One of the biggest barriers that keep us active in our addictive patterns is the inability to believe that we could live without any particular addiction. For many. . .